Brooklyn College Turns Down $10 Million Grant From Koch Brothers: “It’s intolerance about anyone who doesn’t toe the left-wing line”

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:33 am

We wonder what parents might have to say when tuition rises? Maybe they can have a chat with the douchebags who put politics over the cost of higher education. Let’s forget the fact the Koch brothers donate money to any number of causes not considered conservative. These anti-Koch clowns are so consumed with hatred and rage they can’t even think clearly when it comes to helping people.

They may teach business classes at Brooklyn College, but the school’s liberal leaders have told two of the country’s top businessmen to take their money and shove it because they don’t like their conservative politics, a veteran faculty member charges.

The CUNY college has turned down a $10 million grant offer from the Koch brothers, said business professor Mitchell Langbert — who called the decision by School of Business Dean William Hopkins a knee-jerk reaction to the mega-rich industrialists’ support of Republican causes.

“It’s political correctness. It’s intolerance about anyone who doesn’t toe the left-wing line,” Langbert told The Post.

Langbert was so upset that he fired off a letter to members of the state Senate Education Committee protesting the school’s refusal to take the donation.

“The Charles G. Koch Foundation has repeatedly called Brooklyn College and me personally with an offer of as much as a $10 million grant,” he told the senators. “This grant would have been considerably larger than any that I have seen in my nearly quarter century of teaching.”

This isn’t the first time that liberals have tried to stop Charles and David Koch from doing good with their combined $100 billion fortune.

Activists from the NAACP and the hospital-employee union SEIU Local 1199 in March protested their $100 million donation to build a new wing for cancer patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Liberals apparently would rather see people die than to allow the Kochs to give money to charitable causes. But they care about the children and the middle class or something.

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8 Responses to “Brooklyn College Turns Down $10 Million Grant From Koch Brothers: “It’s intolerance about anyone who doesn’t toe the left-wing line””

  1. J.J. Sefton on 24/24/14 at 8:17 am

    My alma mater did WHAT?

    My proudest moment at BC was back in 1978 when members of the Puerto Rican Students Union and their leader Professor Richie Perez stormed Whitehead Hall and attempted to barricade themselves in. In less than an hour, Chancellor John Kneller called in the tactical cops from the 63rd Precinct and the miscreants were ejected, “con gusto,” to cheers from most everyone watching and waiting to get to their classes.

    Today, we have this. Mostly because those “students” are now in positions of power in our government and other institutions.

    G-d help us.

  2. acethepug on 24/24/14 at 12:19 pm

    Good. Trot this little gem out anytime the Left whines about charity, college tuition, or the Koch Brothers. Make them choke on their own lack of tolerance (and common sense).

    And I would make sure to never, EVER send Brooklyn College money until and unless the two partisan idiots who turned the grant offer down were terminated.

  3. burt on 24/24/14 at 4:08 pm

    The world does not lack people or causes that need help. Knock the sand form your shoes and move on.

  4. American on 24/24/14 at 5:03 pm

    A liberal is only interested in things that benefit themselves, no matter how much damage it does to others. If children with treatable cancers have to die to give the liberal a false sense of righteous indignation then start stacking the bodies like cord wood. This is the rot that is riddled through American culture and has all but destroyed the Republic.

  5. Trotsky's Icepick on 24/24/14 at 5:27 pm

    @ J.J. Esteemed party member Comrade Kommissar Holder the Red did the same thing you are talking about to an ROTC office at Columbia in 1970. All of the students were armed and renamed the office to Malcolm X lounge.

  6. RonF on 24/24/14 at 5:54 pm

    People who hold opposing views must be demonized. To borrow the left’s own phraseology, they have to be “othered” – which is unacceptable when used against their clients but is required when used against their opponents.

  7. Paulie on 26/26/14 at 8:56 am

    Poor maligned mistreated Koch Brothers. PuhLeease. Get your head out of your arse. Those guys buy control of the city with their “grants” and donations. If they were really interested in helping people, they would be donating money to build hospitals in underserved areas where people have very limited access to healthcare. They wouldn’t be just donating to rich places like Presbyterian that already have more than they need.